This was a good week. Met with some friends from CNM, cleaned, planted, did some consistent workouts, getting ready for my parents to visit.
The Prompt: Enlightened
Again this week's prompt comes from the Zen by the Brush book by Myoshi Nancy O'Hara.
"Enlightened or not--
It is all the very same.
Have a cup of tea."
And again, first task is to sit for a meditation on that for 5-10 minutes or however long you feel is good to you.
...inspired by my drawing:
So what, the tea says.
Your blooming epiphany
is fuzz in the breeze.
This reminds me of the very funny line in Gigi by Maurice Chevalier as he's trying to calm down Louis Jourdan: "Have a piece of cheese." It serves the same purpose as the tea in the quote above. Enlightenment is a big word for a small thing. And possibly a meaningless red herring.
Relax. Do something ordinary. When you're upset, sit down and have a piece of cheese.
What say you?